Avid dating life
But in Canada — where Bhatia’s attorney and Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life Media are headquartered — the libel laws are more complex for defendants.
For example, according my consultation with a prominent Canadian digital media attorney, the onus there is on the accused to prove the disputed libelous claims are in fact true.
Here is the first of likely several posts examining individuals who appear to be closely connected to this attack.
It was just past midnight on July 20, a few hours after I’d published an exclusive story about hackers breaking into Ashley
Nevertheless, I have no intention of posting a retraction or correcting any elements of this story.
But I’m publishing a copy of the letter (PDF) from Bhatia’s lawyer in the likely event that other publications have also received libel and defamation threats from Ashley Madison and/or its current and former employees.
“They did a very lousy job building their platform.Zu’s early years on Twitter are a catalog of simple hacks — commandeering unsecured routers, wireless cameras and printers — as well as many, many Web site defacements.On the defacement front, Zu focused heavily on government Web sites in Asia, Europe and the United States, and in several cases even taunted his targets. 4, 2012, he tweeted to KPN-CERT, a computer security incident response team in the Netherlands, to alert the group that he’d hacked their site.I went back and examined Zu’s tweet stream around that time and found he beat Wired.com, Ars and every other news media outlet by more than 24 hours with the Aug.17 tweet, “Times up,” which linked to the Impact Team’s now infamous post listing the sites where anyone could download the stolen Ashley Madison user database.
Hacked online cheating service Ashley is portraying itself as a victim of malicious cybercriminals, but leaked emails from the company’s CEO suggest that Ashley Madison’s top leadership hacked into a competing dating service in 2012.